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Saturday 16 September 2023, 14:30Passed
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September 2023
Saturday 16
14:30 - 16:00
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Quartier de Bacalan

Rue Achard, 33000 Bordeaux
  • Gironde
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Urban walk: «Au fil de la Garonne: de New-York à la Cité jardin»

Here we fish, we grow endives and we make wine! Amidst the traces left by the Second World War, discover with our urban scout Frédéric, the charm of the B...
Saturday 16 September 2023, 14:30Passed
Conditions
Free. Registration is required. Places are limited to 12 people. Registration starts on 1 September.
©L'Alternative Urbaine Bordeaux

Here we fish, we grow endives and we make wine! Amidst the traces left by the Second World War, discover with our urban scout Frédéric, the charm of the Bacalan-Claveau district. In the shadow of the «Cité Lumine», until the successful transformation of the «Cité Claveau», the beautiful vitality of the inhabitants is manifested by a solidarity that has kept the neighborhood alive since forever. It is indeed a journey that awaits you, along the Garonne!

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Quartier de Bacalan
Rue Achard, 33000 Bordeaux
  • Gironde
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
If it is a district with «the maritime temper» stuck to its History, it is that of Bacalan or of the Basins to flow! Opening onto the Atlantic horizons and facing the Chaban-Delmas Lift Bridge, a new eclectic urban panorama emerges.
Port of all the sailors of the world, this outskirts of Bordeaux welcomed in the nineteenth century, the largest ships, with «heavy belly» of fruits and cereals. A major industrial hub, with its floating basins and radoubs, this historic site has always kept its old style and its unique identity.
Cosmopolitan and vibrant, the district of Les Bassins à flot is still filled with this popular memory, resonating with trade union struggles, marked by the German occupation, then abandoned to the waters of the Garonne, before being reborn today. The only secret still well kept by the genius of the place: the etymology of the Bacalan district. Some claim that this colourful suburb owes its name to the Newfoundlanders, who went fishing for bacalao (cod in Portuguese
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Villes et Pays d'art et d'histoire, Urbanisme et espaces aménagés
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